Otsego County DHS
Financial Help Provided: Food Stamp Office, TANF Office, Food Assistance Office, General Cash Assistance Office, General Assistance Office
Full Description: Otsego County DHS is a local county Department of Human Services office providing:
Temporary cash assistance is available for eligible pregnant women and low-income families with minor children. Use MI Bridges (https://www.mibridges.michigan.gov/access/) to see if you're eligible and to apply for assistance.
If you are disabled, or care for a disabled person, you may be eligible for State Disability Assistance.
If you receive cash assistance, you may be assigned to Jobs, Education and Training (JET) for help in finding a job or developing job skills. Transportation, childcare and other needs related to employment and training may be provided. Apply for Assistance and Manage Your Account Online with MI Bridges
Temporary food assistance for eligible low-income families and individuals is available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Use MI Bridges to see if you're eligible, apply for assistance and manage your account online.
Heat and Utility Assistance
Temporary heat and utility assistance may be available for eligible low-income families and individuals when heating or electric service has been or will be shut off. Check eligibility and apply online using MI Bridges.
Payments may include the amount needed to restore or continue the service for at least 30 days. Assistance may also be available to provide payment for necessary charges to deliver a 30-day supply of a deliverable fuel.
Home and Burial Services
Immediate help may be available if you are facing conditions of extreme hardship or emergencies threaten your health and safety. State Emergency Relief and the Weatherization Assistance Program combine financial assistance and contracts with a network of nonprofit organizations to help low-income households.
Emergency support is designed to maintain low-income households that are normally able to make ends meet but occasionally need help when unexpected emergency situations arise. Emergency support is not an appropriate solution to ongoing or chronic financial difficulties. For ongoing reductions to your energy expenses, be sure to check out the Weatherization Assistance Program.
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